Famous Places in Madurai
Madurai is an ancient city in the vaigai river in tamilnadu in madurai Tamilnadu. Madurai famous places are Meenakshi temple, Teppakulam pond, Palace, Alaga Kovil ..
Madurai Famous places :
Meenakshi Amman Temple
Meenakshi Amman Temple is a historic Hindu temple located on the southern bank of the Vaigai River in the temple city of Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. It is one of the famous temple in south india. Meenakshi temple is dedicated to Parvati, known as Meenakshi, and her consort, Shiva, here named Sundareswarar. The temple forms the heart and lifeline of the 2,500-year-old city of Madurai and is a significant symbol for the Tamil people.
Thirumalai Nayak Palace
Thirumalai Nayak Palace is a 17th-century palace erected in 1636 AD by King Thirumalai Nayak. Nayaka dynasty who ruled Madurai from 1623–59, in the city of Madurai. This Palace is a classic fusion of Dravidian and Rajput styles. The building, which can be seen today, was the main Palace, in which the king lived
Gandhi Memorial Museum established in 1959, is a memorial museum for Gandhi located in the city of Madurai. It is now one of the five Gandhi Sanghralayas (Gandhi Museums) in the country. It includes a part of the blood-stained garment worn by Gandhi when he was assassinated by Nathuram Godse.
Tirupparankunram Murugan Temple is a Hindu temple and one of the six abodes of murugn temple located at Madurai. The temple offers a mystic beauty is carved in rock and monstrous in size for such an architecture. According to the legend it is where Murugan married Deivayanai, the divine daughter of the king of heaven, Indra.
Alagarkovil Pazamudir cholai
Azhakar Kovil (Thirumaliruncholai or Azhakar temple) is a temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu situated 21 km from the city of Madurai. When some historic and original facts surface and people tend to treat them with reverence as it seems to be happening in Thenur,a village in the interiors, 20 km off city from Madurai.
Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam is the pond located near to Vandiyur Mariamman Temple and situated at a distance of about 2 km from the Meenakshi Amman Temple. Literally, Teppakulam means temple pond mainly used for devotional festivals. The tank is connected to Vaigai River through an ingenious system of underground Channels. The temple as well as the stairs was built by the King Thirumalai Nayak.
Keelakuyilkudi heritage village, 11 kms from Madurai towards west direction Among the Jain hills at Madurai. Keelakuyilkudi is the most familiar, because it was run as University of Jain’s and famous in south India. Upon the hill at Petchipallam we can see seven wonderful sculptures with spring as Parsuvanathar, Pahupali, Mukkudainathar and all sculptures are created by “Paranthaka Veera Narayanan” on 860 A.D. to 905 A.D.
Samanar Hills or Samanar Malai is a hill rock complex located in Keelakuyilkudi village, 15 kilometres (9.3 miles) from Madurai. The hill has been declared as a protected monument by the Archaeological Survey of India.
Madurai flower market has also received an international recognition as both of these flowers are extensively used in the fragrance industry. The fashion house of Dior visits the Madurai.